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289 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10001
nr. 26th St.
Not a big deal
By rogerj on 1/9/2007
I've entered this bar by skipping the line as a VIP. Overall, the design of the club is mediocre, the DJs and the music is outdated, the place is very crowded. If this is the so-called number 1 club in NYC, then it's a shame on NYC's nightlife. I don't know what else I could write on this, nothing really caught me.
Where to go when there's nowhere else.
By Lahja on 11/22/2005
If you really feel you must go out, and you want to make sure that there will be people there, go to Marquee. If you go through the week and you're a model, be prepared to say no to a lot of drunk playboys, because there seems to be an aweful lot of men waiting to cut you off in the club's intersections. On nights like Friday and Saturday, you can find refuge amoungst the beautiful people, but it's one of those clubs that's so big and crowded that you should be more worried about not losing your friends in a tangle of lines at the bar or restroom, or wandering around in the dark upstair interior. Marquee has a reddish ambience and wide-open feeling. It's kind of like a bad dream with a sinister undertone, because you can't see past the wall of people, it's so huge, and the hazy scarlet light makes you feel like something is wrong.
By LondonInNY on 6/5/2007
Real New Yorkers, the powerful and connected, simply do not patronize Marquee. Why? Because at the end of the day and despite all the hype, Marquee is simply a club and not a very good one at that. Those seeking to find quintessential club life in New York would be far better off patronizing some of the other venues in the vicinity of Marquee such as STEREO, RETOX, STUDIO MEZMOR, ARENA, THE PLUMM etc. Why? Because they do not pretend to be something that they are not. Beyond the glitz and psuedo exclusivity of Marquee is a vapid facade and an organization which believes that as a patron clubgoer you need to be insulted before being provided with the privilege of access, in order to appreciate their sparse offerings relative to other more modern hip venues with a more diverse crowd. Marquee insults your intelligence by selling a false notion of status rather than amenities which you can only appreciate if you have no self esteem. Inside you will find a soul less vibe of insecure social wannabe's & the rudest doorstaff, both in NYC & the Hamptons (at DUNE) period. Yes, I have been inside both joints.
Great for pretentious rich people, OR women looking to find one
By molingrad on 10/12/2008
Title says it all. If you have a table women will flock to you. MONEY MONEY MONEY.
nice club, terrible clientele
By Kat_Bergman on 7/10/2007
We went to Marquee on a trip to NYC and got in without any problems, even dressed in Target jeans and plain black tops. The interior is VERY nice, very stylish and modern. Music is ok (we went on a Saturday). But - ohmygod - the people! Never have I been to a place that has as many stuck-up people in it all at once. Nobody smiles, everyone apparently thinks they're the next supermodel (not to mention that I didn't see any hot guys). What a joke! These model wannabe girls came in and climbed over the couches (instead of walking 3 feet around them to sit down), and then the one chick proceeded to literally SIT ON my friend's drink (she had posed it on the back of the couch). Inconsiderate, stuck-up, anorexic looking, and without any manners! We left after 2 hours, it was just no fun. Go here if you want to see a modern club interior, NOT for the people!
Not dead yet
By girardasse on 2/8/2008
Word is that Marquee is not the place it used to be. Though it's undoubtely not the hippest club in NY anymore, Marquee is still a good spot. Huge space with 2 floors (though the dancefloor is actually not big) and another room, RnB commercial music, regularly some big nights that attract a nice crowd. And people seem to have fun.
By Michael13 on 2/10/2009
After all these years Marquee still has the premier doorman WASS! He has come around the last few years and really understands how to take care of guests of the guest and keep Marquee on top
If you have a way in - you're IN
By MissPriss on 4/2/2004
Great spot for dancing on very tight dance floor while looking up at amazing disco chandelier...best to go with someone who has an "IN" because lines are long and treacherous.
Worth the experience
By chongette on 8/7/2007
This place is really cool. I was fortunate enough to go with a friend who knew the promoters there so I skipped the line and didn't have to pay. We also got free bottle service so I guess the night is always better when everything is free. I know what everyone means about the guys at the door being really rude and arrogant. But if you can get in it's really worth it. The house music is really good because you can sing along to some of the songs. If you also want to be surrounded by beautiful people and feel like you're on another planet because everyone looks so perfect, Marquee is the place to be. I highly recommend it, especially for a foreigner like myself. Even just to go there once and experience it. If you don't like it you don't have to go back. The hard part is trying to get in though. So if you can get past the door you're guaranteed to have a good night.
Always a good time
By mjm13186 on 4/14/2008
Maybe I'm spoiled cause I'm friends with some promoters there, so I always get in without a problem and I always drink for free. That being said, I always have a blast at Marquee and I go pretty often. It's a very pretty club, 2 floors and the music is always pretty good. I don't think the crowd is pretentious at all, maybe it was worse a few years ago when Marquee was the "it" spot and starfuckers were stalking the place. It's still a hot club and one of the nicest ones in New York. And there's always a chance you might run into a celeb, you never know what will happen. Check it out!
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